Boxing offers escape valve for favela children in Brazil

SAO PAULO, Oct 7 (Reuters) – When 13-year-old Mariangela Pereira da Silva was accosted by a strange man near her home earlier this year she was frightened. She felt she had to do something and a bar of chocolate helped her reach a decision. A local NGO was offering chocolate to anyone who wanted to try out boxing and Da Silva went along.

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